Saturday, 22 June 2013

St. Tropez Self Tanning Bronzing Mousse

Summer is officially here, and for a lot of us that means the start of the self-tanning season! St. Tropez is one of the most well known self tanning companies, and I've been using their Bronzing Mousse* ($38 CAD/4oz) quite regularly. Using a self tanner can be quite scary, especially if you're new to the world of self tanning. I think that self tanning is so much smarter than sitting out and baking in the sun, so I'm always looking out for the best self tanners!

From Sephora:

"What it is:A super-lightweight, easy-to-apply, velvety mousse that dries in 60 seconds and delivers a rich-bronze tan.

What it does:
This lightweight mousse delivers a rich-bronze tan and is infused with conditioning aloe vera. You will get a perfectly natural looking, streak-free tan that dries in 60 seconds. The innovative Aromaguard™ fragrance technology eliminates the tell-tale self tan aroma by a minimum of 70%."


As the name suggests, this is a mousse formula. I've used a mousse self tanner previously, I think it was from Neutrogena, and I really liked it. I find that mousses can be really easy to apply, without leaving you streaky. This mousse from St. Tropez is a brown-bronze shade, so you can see where you've already applied it. I prefer self-tanners with colour in them, as opposed to the white formulas that develop after they've been applied. I think this makes application a lot easier. 

I apply this Bronzing Mousse with my hands, but you can also use gloves or a mitt with this product. This mousse can stain your hands, but I counteract this by washing and exfoliating my hands in between applications. I'll apply the mousse to both of my legs, wash my hands, and then apply the mousse to my arms, and wash my hands, etc. If I was to wait until I had applied the mousse to my entire body before I washed and exfoliated my hands, my palms would be stained. Once you've finished applying this mousse, wait a few minutes before putting on clothes. I find that this Bronzing Mousse sinks in very quickly, so that's a huge bonus. St. Tropez recommends washing off this bronzer after the product has fully set in. I normally apply this at night, and then wash off the excess in the morning. You don't have to wash off the excess, but the self tanning scent will be a bit stronger. Otherwise, I don't find the scent to be too strong or annoying. 

I really love the bronzed glow that this Bronzing Mousse adds to my skin. I'm naturally very pale, and this product isn't too dark for my skin. This colour does stay on my skin for a few days before beginning to fade, so I do reapply twice a week. Have you tried St. Tropez' Self Tanning Bronzing Mousse before? What's your go-to self tanning formula? :)


  1. Love this stuff!!! You apply it and within a few minutes you can see color. I have the mitt and it's a nice addition to the application process ;-)



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